U.S. ZIP Code Areas (Five-Digit)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20080401
Title: U.S. ZIP Code Areas (Five-Digit)
Edition: 2008
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI® Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2008 World, Europe, United States, Canada, and Mexico
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \usa\census
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. ZIP Code Areas (Five-Digit) represents five-digit ZIP Code areas used by the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail more effectively. The first digit of a five-digit ZIP Code divides the United States into 10 large groups of states numbered from 0 in the Northeast to 9 in the far West. Within these areas, each state is divided into an average of 10 smaller geographical areas, identified by the second and third digits. These digits, in conjunction with the first digit, represent a sectional center facility or a mail processing facility area. The fourth and fifth digits identify a post office, station, branch or local delivery area.
Purpose:
U.S. ZIP Code Areas (Five-Digit) provides area, post office name, and population for each ZIP Code area in the United States.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:250,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200701
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200611
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070606
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200401
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Currentness_Reference:
publication date: 200701, 20070606, 200401; ground condition: 200611, 2000
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -178.226727
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.950938
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.357353
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.916004
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: polygon
Theme_Keyword: zip codes
Theme_Keyword: areas
Theme_Keyword: five-digit zip codes
Theme_Keyword: post offices
Theme_Keyword: population
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: society
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2007
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
Temporal_Keyword: 2004
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
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Data_Set_Credit: United States Postal Service
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format using either ESRI SDC Data Development Kit Professional 2 (DDKP2) or tools in ArcGIS. The SDC data set is then loaded into ArcSDE® to verify and validate the geometry.
Completeness_Report:
After processing, the data set is checked for drawing display and number of records and file sizes compared with source materials.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geospatial part of this data set was extracted from many sources. The data set was generalized and maintains 90% of the topology for ZIP code polygons while reducing the file size to within 25% of the size. Generalizing reduced the positional accuracy and can't be determined.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Publication_Date: 200701
Title: Dynamap/ZIP Code Boundary & Inventory Files
Edition: Version 15.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Tele Atlas® Dynamap®/ZIP Code Boundary & Inventory Files
Issue_Identification: Version 15.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Publisher: Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
Product currentness date: November 2006. The boundary portion of this product is a Tele Atlas cartographic representation of USPS street delivery information. It is based on current data from the USPS and the Tele Atlas comprehensive street database.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.teleatlas.com/>
Type_of_Source_Media: DVD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200701
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200611
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date: 200701; ground condition: 200611
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Tele Atlas Dynamap/ZIP Code
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20070606
Title: ESRI Community Data
Edition: 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI® Community™ Data
Issue_Identification: 2007
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Provides the POP2007 attribute.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com>
Type_of_Source_Media: DVD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070606
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ESRI Community Data
Source_Contribution: Attribute data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Publication_Date: 200401
Title: Dynamap/Census Boundaries v. 6.0
Edition: Version 6.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Tele Atlas® Dynamap®/Census Boundaries
Issue_Identification: Version 6.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Publisher: Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Other_Citation_Details: Provides the ability to calculate the SUMBLKPOP attribute.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.teleatlas.com/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200401
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Dynamap/Census Boundaries v. 6.0
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Department of Commerce, Census Bureau
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Summary File 1 (SF1)
Edition: 2000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Summary File 1 (SF1)
Issue_Identification: 2000
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: USA
Publisher: Department of Commerce, Census Bureau
Other_Citation_Details:
It provides attribute POP2000 to calculate the SUMBLKPOP attribute.
Type_of_Source_Media: CD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Census SF1
Source_Contribution: Attribute data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Extracted data set from Dynamap/ZIP Code Boundary & Inventory Files v. 15.0. Created region features from the polygon features. Added the SQMI attribute and calculated its values. Added POP2007 attribute from ESRI Community Data. Added attribute POP07_SQMI and calculated its values. Added and calculated SUMBLKPOP attribute by overlaying 2007 U.S. Census Block Centroid Populations then summing the Census Block centroids that fall within each ZIP Code area. Converted the data set to SDC. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Tele Atlas Dynamap/ZIP Code
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ESRI Community Data
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Dynamap/Census Boundaries v. 6.0
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Census SF1
Process_Date: 20070730

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 30144

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: zip_poly
Entity_Type_Definition:
The polygons identify areas where mail is delivered (from a city block or two to a whole rural town) within United States.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ObjectID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZIP
Attribute_Definition:
The five-digit number used by the postal service to identify an area where mail is delivered.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: USPS National 5-Digit ZIP and Post Office Directory
Codeset_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PO_NAME
Attribute_Definition: The post office name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: USPS National 5-Digit ZIP and Post Office Directory
Codeset_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
The two-letter abbreviation for the state in which the ZIP Code area is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: USPS City/State File
Codeset_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUMBLKPOP
Attribute_Definition:
The sum of the 2000 population for the Census Bureau Block polygon centroids which fall within the zip code area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI; Department of Commerce, Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Summed populations for the features.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -99
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Data not available.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP2007
Attribute_Definition: The 2007 estimated population of the ZIP Code area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Populations for the features.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -99
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Data not available.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP07_SQMI
Attribute_Definition:
The 2007 estimated population of the ZIP Code area per square mile.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated populations per square mile for the features.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -99
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Data not available.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQMI
Attribute_Definition:
The area of the ZIP Code polygon in square miles using Albers Equal Area Projection.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated areas for the features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-447-9778
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States, contact the ESRI Telebusiness staff at 800-447-9778 for more information about our software and data.
Outside the United States, please direct all inquiries to your local ESRI International Distributor. This information can be found at <http://gis.esri.com/intldist/contact/>.
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Distribution_Liability: See use constraints.
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
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Format_Specification:
The SDC file contains the geospatial and attribute data. The SDI file contains the spatial index. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The XML file (*.sdc.xml) contains the metadata describing the data set (optional).
File_Decompression_Technique: ArcGIS® software
Transfer_Size: 12.871
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD–ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 7.95
Recording_Density_Units: GB (gigabytes)
Recording_Format: UDF (Universal Disc Format)
Fees: Software purchase price
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Technical_Prerequisites: To use this data requires software that supports SDC files.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070804
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
Hours_of_Service: 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
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